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Trooper Fulton Willmette

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Fulton Barwell (sometimes spelled Barvel) Hooper Willmette

Ancestor's date of birth: 1881

Ancestor's date of death: 16/05/1955

Cause of Death: Age Related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: A saddler born 1881 in Braidwood NSW next of kin Leichhardt Willmette (father). Lived in Murrumburrah NSW, younger brother of Franklyn 2NSWMR. At the time of his enlistment he was living in the St Johns Park-Bonnyrigg area of Sydney. He was given a farewell by local residents which was reported in the local paper even though he enlisted in Murrumburrah. He seems to have gone by a pet name 'Joe'.

Service Number: 2067

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Murrumburrah, NSW

Unit: 'A'sqn 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/03/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 127

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales.

Ship: SS British Princess, Date of Sailing: 21/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902). Took part in several drives in early 1902 the principal one being the Harrismith drive which resulted in the capture of 251 prisoners, 26000 head of cattle and 2000 horses.

Service and life after the Boer War: He married Parthenia Amelia Fallon in 1907 in Murrumburrah. During the 1930s he was a store keeper in Murrumburrah. He died in Murrumburrah where he had been a resident with his family.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Joyce Gruetzner, Boorowa NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Niece


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